Monday, 15 September 2014

Cover Reveal: Shinigami Eyes by Cheree & Adam Smith

Hi there and welcome to the cover reveal of Shinigami Eyes by Cheree Smith designed by the lovely Silvia from Dark World Books. 

Series: Shinigami Eyes #1
Publisher: Dark Cherry Press
Genre: YA Paranormal Horror
Publication Date: 31 October 2014
Length: 300 pages


Most children hope to grow out of their imaginary friends.

17-year-old Rin Waters’ only hope is that hers doesn’t kill someone, especially when said imaginary friend puts a boy in a coma. Finding herself shipped half-way around the world—to Japan, of all places—she is forced to live with grandparents she hasn’t seen for ten years and a cousin she can’t even remember.

Rin would rather just forget about the one night that ruined her life and pretend her imaginary friend doesn’t exist—if it was only that easy. When manga-obsessed otaku, Matt, won’t stop pestering her about a manga that sees the future and the tragic accident she’ll be involved in if she doesn’t listen to him, pretending becomes quite a challenge.

Suddenly mysterious accidents begin to happen to students in her school, and Rin has to wonder what length Matt is willing to go to prove his manga is real. Is it all a sham or is there really something that wants to see Rin and her new friends dead?

The Authors
Cheree Smith lives in the coastal city of Newcastle in Australia where she is studying graphics design and photography. When she is not hard at study, she is busy writing paranormal, horror and dark stories for young adults. She enjoys listening to and learning about legends and myths, watching scary movies and dreaming up new worlds where monsters can come alive. When she is not in her writing cave she can be found listening to music, even dabbling in the occasional writing of music or reading.
Links: Website –  Blog – Twitter – Facebook – Goodreads

Adam Smith has always loved the Japanese culture, which began with his love of anime and manga. This helped him accomplish his goal of moving to Japan to become an ALT (assistant language teacher) in Iwate, Japan. When he’s not reading, writing or speaking Japanese, he is working on paranormal, horror and dark stories for young adults with his sister, Cheree.
Links: Goodreads

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

~ Blogging break... My life needs me... ~

Hello lovelies

I thought I would let you know instead of just disappearing for a while that I will be taking a bit of a blogging break. I will be trying to catch up on some comments as well as just relaxing, writing my book and reading up a storm. I do have a tour or two scheduled this month so I definitely won't be MIA! 

I hope you guys understand and will be here when I get back! It will only be for the month of September.

If you miss me... Pop me a tweet or visit my Facebook page for my daily quote of the days!! 

Friday, 29 August 2014

Book Review: Immortal Heart (#0.5 Few Are Angels) by Inger Iversen

Series: Few Are Angels #0.5
Publisher: Createspace
Publication Date: 26 September 2013
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Source: Amazon Purchase
Audio or Book: ebook
Length: 263 pages

More than a century after the tragedy of Hélène's death and before Ella found Kale bruised and broken on her doorstep, Kale moved through the world in a haze of personal punishment allowing it to consume him. Until his friend, Detective Deacon, a newly infected Chorý calls on him for a favor.

In this prequel to the Few Are Angels series, Kale is thrown into a world of human blood trafficking and is introduced to a Chorý that offers him a chance at happiness— in blood.

Official Book Trailer

Previous reviews:
Few Are Angels #1 - This is a freebie... grab it quickly!!!

I have been excited to read this book since I finished Few Are Angels a while ago and when it won Book of the Month I was sooooo excited all over again!! Inger even helped gain some votes and support on the poll after I tweeted her - I just love it when an author joins in the fun!! Did you check out my interview with her?? If not - click here

My Review:

One of the small things I loved about this book is that there is a song picked out at the beginning of every chapter. I only figured it by chapter 4 when I saw Florence & the Machine, as I was not familiar with the first few choices or bands - I thought they might be quotes or something. This little addition gives it a nice feel for the chapter. 

Inger has a beautiful way with weaving together a story, it didn't take me long to be swept away. 

Characters & Story line: 4/5

This prequel is more of Kale's story than of Kale and Helene/Ella. I really missed Ella's presence. As much as I enjoyed getting to know Kale, meeting Deacon and Sola - I loved Ella's character in Few Are Angels. 

Kale - I love Kale's intensity. He is a bit of a tortured hero in this series but I love how Inger showed us his weaknesses as well. There are parts that really made my heart ache. Getting to know Kale is a beautiful story. 

Deacon - Deacon is like the younger brother who is trying to tame his wild chory ways. Kale is so protective of him. I enjoyed his character and was so happy when Kale let him and Sola a little bit closer. 

Sola - I was not too sure of Sola in the beginning. I liked her but she really grows on you throughout the story. I love her name and she really creeps into your heart. Sola is a beuatiful character and I hope we see her again in future books. 

Plot, Pace, Writing style: 4/5  

The plot jumps a bit between 1900 & 2010. Inger's writing style is so easy to follow and she slowly builds up intensity and creates intrigue. The pace was moderate. I enjoyed how Inger weaved in the meaning of the title Immortal heart and revealed the beautiy of it. It was such a touching moment in the story for me. The ending was ok for me, it gave closure. I really need to go re-read Few Are Angels to truly appreciate the significance of this book.

Cover talk: 5/5

I loved the cover. It is eye catching and sets the mood for the book beautifully.

Final Thoughts:  

Although I prefer Few are Angels, Immortal Heart lays some good groundwork and you get to know Kale in a difference light. 

My Rating:

Books in the series:

Author Bio:

Inger Iversen lives in Virginia Beach with her tree-hugging boyfriend Joshua and her overweight lap cat Max. When not reading or writing she spends her time watching reruns of True Blood or killing zombies in Call Of Duty.

Author Links: Goodreads l Twitter l Website

Monday, 25 August 2014

Author Interview ~ Inger Iversen

~ Getting to know Inger Iversen ~

Hello lovelies!! 

I am quite excited today to have Inger Iversen on my blog! I discovered Inger while blog hopping one day and came across her book trailer of Few Are Angels. This was the first book trailer that ever caught my attention and I was hooked. I need to get my hands on it and much to my delight... It was free on Amazon!! Check out my review here. Last month her prequel Immortal Heart won my Book of the Month read - thanks to Inger who helped tweet about it!! It is always exciting when an author interacts *exciting*

So lets get this interview on the go:

Tell us a little bit about yourself:
I’m from Virginia Beach and I live about ten minutes from the Oceanfront, yet I rarely if ever go to the beach. I have an overweight lap cat who is pretty much the boss of the house. If I’m writing, I HAVE to have some music playing in the background. My favorite bands are: Imagine Dragons, Labyrinth Ear, Black Lab, X Ambassador and the Neighborhood. Umm…what else? Oh, I’d definitely choose Loki over Thor.

Are you working on any new books?
Yes, I am. I just completed my first contemporary romance!  It’s called Incarcerated. I also have an adult series on my blog called, Bratva: Brothers in Sin and I am finishing the final book in the Few Are Angels called, Eternal Light. I’ll be busy this year because I still have Sinners in the Dark and Confessions in the Dark for my publisher! I am SUPER busy!
When did you decide to become a writer and what inspired you?
I think I’ve always wanted to write, but my first book, Few Are Angels came from a dream. The oddest part was that I didn’t add the scene from the dream in the book and I should probably write that scene and add it into the special decision.
What is the hardest thing about writing?
The hardest part about writing is making sure I can convey my thoughts in a proper manner to the reader. It’s hard. Often times in reviews you’ll find the reader either loved or hated where you were going with your story and that’s hard to grasp.
What is the easiest thing about writing?
The easiest thing about writing is when I get into a flow, my thoughts are lucid and my MUSE
is active.
Did you ever get writer’s Block?
I had writer’s block once, so I just took a three-week break and got back to work.
Any tips on how to get through the dreaded writer’s block?
You should definitely take a break. Set the work aside and take a breather.
What book/s are you reading at present?
I just read Kresely Cole’s Dark Skye and I loved it!! Thronos is a hottie!
Who designed your book cover/s?
I use a few different people depending on the series. I use Regina Wamba of Mae I Design and Eden Crane J Love them both and they are super talented.
What are your thoughts on good/bad reviews?
Eh…I try to ignore them, but it is really hard. No matter how hard I work there will always be a person who dislikes it and that is a hard pill to swallow.
Tell us about the making of your book trailer Few Are Angels?
It was AWESOME! I actually got to write a script! Well, I wrote one and the director edited it to make it crisper for the film. J  It was amazingly fun and wish I could have flown to Memphis to watch as they filmed it. My main character, Kale, had to be recast because the actor I chose got into an accident on the MORNING of filming!!  Chelsea, the woman who plays Ella did a great job!

Will you be making any more book trailers?
Most definitely!
What is your favourite motivational phrase.

“The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.”

What is your favourite book and why?
I love Elizabeth Chandlers Kissed by an Angel series. I love how she brought the two characters together!
What advice would you give to your younger self? Never give up.
What advice would you give to aspiring writers? Never give up!!!
How can readers discover more about you and you work?
WebsiteBlogFacebookTwitter l Pinterest l Goodreads

Thank you for taking some time to hang out with us here on the blog!! If you haven't had a chance grab Inger's book few are angels: *It's a freebie* and it got a 5 star review from me!!

Hope you enjoyed meeting Inger and keep an eye out for my review of Immortal heart on Friday!!